Superiorland Yesterdays

EDITOR’S NOTE: Superiorland Yesterdays is prepared by the reference staff at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette.

30 years ago

NEGAUNEE — The Marquette County Humane Society will reinstate some of its services, including the animal shelter in Negaunee Township, on Tuesday. The shelter, which has been closed since budget problems caused cuts on April 17, will be open from noon to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, society Executive Director Caron Chrisopherson said in a press release. The society will also reinstate admission of unwanted pets, its pet adoption program, lost and found pet listings, the animal neglect and cruelty referral program, humane education presentations, shelter tours, pet therapy programs and access to education materials and the Kid’s Club. Financial woes have plagued the shelter for several years. This year’s budget was pegged at $140,000. The increased costs are the result of decreased donations and increased operating costs, including heating and electricity.

60 years

MARQUETTE — Three members of the Marquette City Commission will leave tomorrow morning for Lower Michigan, to go on a tour of various municipal power plants. Making the trip, arranged by J. Bryan Sims, Grand Haven, consulting electrical engineer the city has hired, will be Mayor James R. Smith and Commissioners C. Fred Rydholm and Steve A. E. Johnson. Purpose of the inspection tour will be to give the city officials a background for Marquette’s own power program. They will visit the power installations at Grand Haven, Holland, Lansing and possibly Wyandotte and other cities. All of those municipalities have steam electric generating facilities which would be of interest to Marquette, according to Sims.


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